I was more interested in the practicalities rather than the niceties of toileting in extreme cold.
I was thinking of Henry Worsley the British explorer and his failed attempt a few days ago in an unsupported solo attempt to cross the Antarctic.
He had no had no worries about privacy in doing his business, but would he have to put up his tent each time he needed to phoo?
What if he had stomach problems? staying squatted on the pot even in a tent for any length of time might get your ass frozen
Taking a pee surely has it’s problems. Finding your erm! tool under all those layers of clothing would take some time letting the cold in so by the time you were ready to pee it would possibly come out frozen already :eek:
Another thought comes to mind. I read somewhere under international agreement that nothing must be left in the Antarctic, everything must be take away. So does this mean poor Henry had to collect up all his poop and take it with him on his 1000 mile journey, thereby his sled load never getting lighter as he was probably getting weaker as the journey progressed.
Give me the tropics every time